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Lake Spaulding Kayak, Canoe, SUP & Kayak Fishing Information
Escape from the crowds at Lake Tahoe and take a side trip to this tranquil lake for a unique paddling experience. Spaulding Lake’s dazzling vistas, deep blue skies and sparkling water draws paddlers to this remarkable destination from miles away.
Mother Nature seems to have tested her green thumb at Spaulding Lake, painting the scenery with deep emerald evergreens, vibrant blue skies, and soaring pines. While you take in the scenery and tranquility around you, be sure to take your camera to capture breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, and magnificent landscape views. The wilderness surroundings provide extraordinary scenery throughout a stunning array of pristine waterways.
Spaulding Lake is located in a region of astonishing beauty, at 5,014 feet elevation in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. A steep rocky shoreline around the entire lake’s perimeter doesn’t provide much in the way of pullout access locations, but there are many scenic coves to explore especially along the eastern shore. The western half of the lake also provides extraordinary views, particularly the point immediately south of Rim Powerhouse.
The hot spots to nab a bass are in the arms around the lake in the springtime, but there’s still good fishing action during the summer for bass, sunfish and bluegill. Whatever your fancy, you're sure to have a good time. Spaulding Lake s stocked with 15,000 rainbows and 5,000 brown trout along with Chinook salmon. Other species of fish at Spaulding Lake consists of mackinaw, smallmouth bass, and king salmon. Fishing during the spring and fall for brown trout is usually better than during the summertime. But there’s still good trout action in the summertime. However, in the beginning of the year, just as the snow pack melts, is the ideal time of year to land yourself a big brown.
Open: The lake is open daily from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day. The lake’s boat speed limit is 35 m.p.h.
Lake Facilities: The lake facilities include power boating, sailing, fishing, windsurfing, jet and waterskiing, swimming, hiking and a boat launch.